About Petnap Pet Bed Heater
Trading since 1973 Petnap are a household name amoungst regular breeders.
Petnap have supplied kennels and catteries with pet bed heaters since 1973.
A Petnap heater costs just a few pence per week to run continuously, it compares very favourably over many alternative heating systems, even when large numbers are used. 35 pence per month to run continuously versus several pounds for a heat lamp.
Using individual pet bed heaters, the cost is restricted as only the beds that are occupied are heated.
The excessive winter electric bill caused by heating the whole cattery or kennel for only a few residents are then avoided.
Using our Flexiguard pet bed heater model REMOVES THE RISK of cats or dogs chewing through the electrical wire
Most deaths of puppies and kittens are due to hypothermia. Newly-born puppy or kitten need a high body temperature and is entirely dependant on provided heat during its first few days of life, needing their mother, litter mates and/or artificial means to maintain body temperature.
Cold puppies and kittens increase their oxygen consumption and then fall into deep hypothermia which can be fatal. Petnap pet bed heater provides a constant source of heat from below to which newborn animals respond best.
PLEASE NOTE: If using with puppies you are advised to place the opening of the cosi cover against the edge of the whelping box to minimise the risk of a puppy burrowing between the heat pad and the cosi cover.
A Petnap whelping heater used during whelping and kittening keeps the mother comfortable and warm and is ideal for building into a breeding box to provide an extra source of heat and cut the risk of exposure. It should only cover half of the box to allow the mother freedom of movement whilst keeping any newborn animals warm even when the mother is away for sometime.
Petnap warmer will also provide essential heat for orphaned animals and those recently parted from their mothers and for post-operative. The Petnap heat pad has been designed to accommodate the kind of wetting received during birth and we recommend it is covered with either newspaper or fabric. Only use a thin single layer of material though to avoid the pad becoming too hot.
We DO NOT Recommend using the Vetbed on top of a heat pad as the Vetbed will prevent the heat reaching the animal and will cause the pad itself to get very hot.